Here it a tutorial for an easy Bicycle Christmas Wreath made from a bike wheel.
I like to think of us as eco-minded people. We recycle, reuse things as much as possible, and try to not be wasteful. My husband commutes to work by bicycle, and I carefully plan out my errands so I don’t have to make extra trips. I even reuse containers for storage and crafts. These are little steps, but I think every bit helps.
My husband loves bicycles. In fact, he was on a bicycle when we met! He loves looking at pictures of bicycles online and enjoys just about anything with a bicycle theme. He volunteers at the local bike cooperative and encourages others to bike. Tinkering with bikes is his favorite hobby. He likes to find bicycles that people have set out with their trash, fix them up, and then donate them to the bike co-op. Because we have a lot of bicycle parts around here, I thought it would be fun to turn a bicycle wheel into a wreath for our front door. Since I was using a wheel from a bike my daughter has outgrown, I challenged myself to use supplies I had on hand to create a wreath that is both festive and eco-friendly!
Bicycle Christmas Wreath
small styrofoam ball
battery operated lights
Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ Batteries
cable ties, tape, or twist ties
Place a small styrofoam ball on the back side of the bike axle. This will protect your door or wall from damage.
Wrap the wheel with garland. I wound mine around and tied the ends at the top of the wreath. I wanted to reuse the wheel, so I didn’t use glue.
Place Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ Batteries in the battery pack and attach between the spokes. I used two cable ties to hold mine in place.
String the lights through the bike spokes.
Attach the bow to the top of the wreath, covering up the light battery pack. My bow had a twist tie.
Add the bicycle ornament to the axle. I took the loop attached to the handlebar of my ornament, pulled it over the axle, and then attached underneath the bike seat.
Hang it on a wall or over a door using a wreath door hanger.
Wreath Made from a Bicycle Wheel
Didn’t the Bicycle Christmas Wreath turn out great? It took longer to fish the supplies out of storage than it did to put together. My kids have been trying to be the first to turn the wreath lights on each day. These battery operated lights are the perfect addition to the wreath. I already had them from last year, so the only thing I needed to purchase for this wreath were batteries.
Since this wreath is made from recycled materials, I thought it was important to use recycled batteries. I reached for Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ Batteries because they are the world’s first AA battery made with 4% recycled batteries. These batteries are Energizer’s longest-lasting and will easily power our wreath through the holiday season. I grabbed a few packages to power all of our electronic devices.
You can find Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ wherever batteries are sold; I picked mine up at Walmart. They come in AA and AAA battery packs, and you can find them in battery displays near the holiday section or at the front of the store near check out. Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ are a responsible choice because they last longer, meaning you use fewer batteries, create less waste and have less impact on the planet. Don’t forget to stock up for the holidays!
We are going to enjoy this wreath for the next month, and then I will remove the decor and have my husband put it back on the bicycle. The bike will be donated to the bike co-op, which gives free bikes away to children in need.
Now that I’ve shared how I’m decorating for the holiday season, tell me how Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ Batteries will help power your holiday!